Wednesday, 30 May 2012

New idea in the making

I'm in the process of making a couple of crafty kits...the first one being this flower brooch.  I've had these on my list of things to do for months, but now I've got myself a new 'things to do today book' I'm actually getting more things done ;o)

I also made some melts today using petit fours cases instead of the silicon mould I usually use.  I think I like them...they certainly don't break now as I don't need to remove them from the cases.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

New soap

Yesterday was a soap day (although I only managed to get two lots made as I had a little boy off school) where I made more Patchouli and Orange and then I made a new one - Calendula.  This one is very gentle, only having the dried flowers added.   It'll be ready on 22 June :o)

Friday, 25 May 2012

Prototypes - The Secret Project Revealed

  "My partner and I are "Merit Clothiers"- and our idea is just that we want to acknowledge and inspire people to do good deeds- just like we did as children in scouts. We will be coming out with scout-inspired jackets and accessories that are specifically designed with spots to put your badges."

 I am very excited to be able to show you the secret project I have been working on.  I was contacted at the beginning of May by Britt with an idea for 'merit' badges, and would I be able to make some prototypes..of course I jumped at the chance.  Britt sent over some images so I set to work on them...they took a bit of concentration as they are only 2 inches across, but it was great fun.  Bit of tweaking now required, but the joy of prototypes is that they are just that...prototypes.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Exciting times with William Blyth

The William Blyth centre is one of the old tile makers on the banks of the Humber which is currently being restored and turned into a craft centre with workshops for traditional crafts, a restaurant and shop.  There will be hands on workshops held throughout the year, and local crafts sold in the shop.  Such a fabulous honour to have been asked about stocking my soaps, scrubs and melts in the shop once it's all up and running.  There may even be some soapmaking workshops!

More info can be found in this local newspaper article, with more gorgeous piccies of the place.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Re-vamped Bunting

When I first started making bunting I would fasten it all together with twine.  I loved how it looked..nice and rustic..but then I got to thinking about how people would wash it!  So over the past week I have unpicked, re-ironed (shocking activity as I don't iron normally ;o) ), then trimmed, pinned and stitched it all back together with sensible bias binding.  They're back in the shop now :o)

Yesterday we had a day at a local Vdub show where I found this gorgeous basket.  I need one for a new shop venture which may take off in a couple of months and if it's not suitable for that I'll use it on the stall when I attend the fairs.  Oh, I've already booked my first for next year :o)

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Gorgeous Natural Organic Soaps :oD

I know I'm rather biased towards my soaps but they are just gorgeous!  And now I've splashed the cash and got Rose Maroc Absolute so you can have proper Rose soap.  Pictured above, it will be ready on 8th June.  Today I've also made more Lemon and Ginger and Bare with Oatmeal - both ready 9th June.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Jubilee Bunting

Are you ready for the Jubilee celebrations?  Maybe your having a Eurovision party!  How about the Olypmics?  Well, here's some gorgeous bunting to help you celebrate.

I've also got some Rose soap made today...smells divine.  This will be ready on 8th June :o)

Wednesday, 9 May 2012


Who would have thought making some labels would take so long?  I wanted to print these out rather than hand-write them as they needed to contain a lot of information.  I also wanted them on card (preferably recycled but I'm working on that!) rather than paper too.  I also wanted to get six on one sheet of A4 card so it would go through the printer and not waste a full sheet of card, and I needed printing on both sides, which meant everything had to line up!  Anyway, I've managed it after 2 days of working on them :oD.  Just need the recycled card now.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

A Very Productive Day..Tea Anyone?

I've never been asked to make a tea cosy before, so I was slightly taken back when I was.  A tea cosy!  Visions of my childhood, tea stained frumpy tea cosy swam about my head.  The customer wanted it felt, my flowers, so I had to say that it would have to be decorative only.  Great they wanted it for display anyway.  So what do you all think?  Frumpy?  Hopefully not.  I've really, really enjoyed making this - I may have to add them to my stock :o)

I also managed to cut out 48 flags (96 triangles!!) and 8 hearts from the Union Jack fabric.  Now I've just got to sew them all up ;o)

Friday, 4 May 2012

Patriotic and Moustaches!

Well hellooo.  How are you all today?  I'm trawling through a very huge list of things to do, that definitely seems to grow the more I do!  I was contacted by a lovely lady on Etsy, who informed me she'd included my owl (hedwig) notebook on her Buy Handmade British blog.  Why not pop over for a look at all the gorgeous things shes picked today.

I've also been busy making salt scrubs, bath melts and new moustaches, as someone wanted them larger than my normal ones.  I forgot to photograph the one she actually bought off me but I shall make some more :o).  I've also got to make someone a decorative tea cosy with my flowers on it and I've got some fab fabric for some jubilee/olympics bunting to keep me out of mischief too :o).  Hope your all busy too (but not with housework or anything boring like that ;o) )

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Personalised Baby Card

I was asked if I could do a personalised New Baby card last week, which I did, but I couldn't show you until the recipient had got it.  Well, it's now been delivered (to lovely tears) so here it is :o)

What an honour to bring tears of joy to a new Mum and Dad on the birth of their first child.